How to secure your WordPress in these easy steps

WordPress is one of the user friendly CMS’s which every beginner choose to develop their website on. Website can be for personal use, for blogging, for business website or creating a portal such as real estate or job website.

This is a common yet forgotten practice which most of the developers and website owners forget. The practice of securing WordPress site should be a regular practice after development.

In this post I will discuss some of the ways you can secure your WordPress website easily.

First and foremost thing to take in consideration is the hosting. Many hosting providers offers cheap hosting. Generally such type of hosting aren't secure or have low configuration to run WordPress websites on.
To be honest about hosting, hosting websites is very costly for a hosting providers, as it consumes resources on regular basis. Cheap hosting can be loosely configured or running outdated version of the software.
This can create loopholes in the system, eventually gaining access to WordPress installation.

Next thing is to install a SSL certificate on the site. SSL certificates encrypt the data transferred from server to requesting server. Adding secure certificate enables you to use https on the site, which increases security as well as visitor’s trust.
Although security certificates comes with a price tag but you can install free ssl certificate for WordPress.

Third is locking access to editing capabilities. If a user has admin access of your dashboard, they can edit the website files and modify website without your consent.

If a user has admin access to your dashboard, then they can edit any file which is part of WordPress installation which includes plugins and themes. Disabling editing functionality for plugin and theme can prevent unauthorized access (hacker) from modifying theme and plugin files.

So these are some easy ways which can help you secure your WordPress website.

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